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  • Burning Bush

    Posted on January 17th, 2015 lula 4 comments

    The burning bush represents a call activated, a call to action.

    Moses was tending his father-in-law’s sheep and goats on Mount Sinai when he saw a supernatural sight, a bush that burned but was not consumed by the flames. He turned aside to get a closer look and heard the voice of God calling his name.

    Moses was a man destined for greatness. He was saved by an Egyptian princess and raised in the pharaoh’s household. But, when he saw the injustice his people suffered, he killed an Egyptian and fled for his life. He lived quietly as a shepherd for many years in a distant land. One day the great I AM called his name from the flames in the midst of a burning bush. God called Moses into a destiny far greater than any pharaoh ever achieved. He led a nation of slaves into freedom.

    Underneath this painting is picture of a burning bush I painted seven years ago. That picture had red, orange, and yellow flames. I felt Holy Spirit inviting me to paint over it, to create a new picture. I followed the lead of Holy Spirit and used only red, orange, and yellow. But, this time I drew blossoms. I added iridescent gold paint that made the colors shimmer with light. Finally I added a touch of blue. I loved this new picture so much more than the old one. I looked at it and asked the Lord for a title. Did I hear “Burning Bush?”  The “Burning Bush” restored?

    I painted this picture on New Year’s Day, 2015. I wondered about the significance of this picture in relationship to the first day of the new year. I posted this picture on Prophetic Arts for Jesus, a group on Facebook, and asked for feedback. After reading their response, and prayerfully considering the meaning of this picture, I concluded my painting is indeed called, “Burning Bush.” It speaks about the coming year, 2015.

    The burning bush is a miracle, a supernatural occurrence through which God spoke to Moses, a man who didn’t feel adequate or capable in two ways. He lacked power and a voice. God gave him a staff that had miraculous power. He told him that He would help him speak and even tell him what to say. And when that still wasn’t enough, God gave him a companion, his brother Aaron to help him. God promised to help both of them to speak. He indeed provided.

    The call was to rescue a people locked into slavery, a people who were crying out to God from the heavy burdens of the oppression of bondage.

    So, Moses went in faith to Egypt to rescue the Hebrews with the promise of power and a voice. He led God’s people into freedom.

    Here is a type of shadow of things to come, things that have arrived, and are coming forth.

    Today the burning bush is the miracle of the resurrection of Jesus. God has provided the power of Holy Spirit who gives his believers a voice. The power and voice are one in Holy Spirit.

    I have seen a vision of the resurrected Jesus and felt his love for the lost. Jesus was in the dirt for the love of mankind. Jesus is in the miracle of the resurrection calling out, “Go and rescue my people who are crying out from the oppression of slavery to sin. Bring them into the promised land, into freedom from sin!”

    All who have ears, let them hear.

    Jesus will have a glorious harvest of souls this year.

     

  • The Heart of Worship

    Posted on May 3rd, 2012 lula 5 comments

    Worship

    The Lord of glory laughs out loud,

    The angels join and bow,

    Our troubles lifted, trials shifted,

    Lain down before the crown.

    Excerpt from ”Worship” by Lula Adams

    When I was a young Christian, I didn’t understand worship. I would join in the singing of songs, but I looked forward to the preaching of the Word of God . I loved to ask questions and study the Bible to gain knowledge. The more I gained intellectually, the more spiritual I thought of myself. I followed Jesus with my mind, and of course, I was careful to stay clear of sin. I actually forgot that before my focus shifted to Biblical knowledge, I believed in miracles. God responded to the cry of my heart and healed someone I loved of cancer. At that time, even before I saw the test results, I knew in my heart that my prayer was answered. But, after over 8 years of focusing only on Biblical knowledge, I not only forgot about miracles, but I began to feel very parched and dry. Something was missing in my walk with God. One night, I finally got to the point where I cried out to God with everything in me to know the truth about Him. I asked the question that burned in my heart, ”Do You move in supernatural power in the present day?”

    God answered me that night with power that swept over my entire body in waves of electric energy that filled me with deep peace. How long did it last? I don’t know, but long enough to change my mind to include the supernatural aspect of my faith again and allow room for the gift of tongues. The best single word I can use to describe my experience with God’s power is ecstatic. I was filled with Holy Spirit power!

    Everything about my walk with God turned upside down, or I should say, turned right side up. I still study the Word of God and love the Bible. But now, my spirit, body, and my soul (mind, will, and emotions) are involved, and I can soar into the joy of heaven during worship. Something supernatural happens to me in worship. I can sense God’s awesome presence and love in my heart. I often feel so much overwhelming joy in His presence that I laugh outloud.

    Since God initially overwhelmed me with Holy Spirit power, I can feel waves of excitement move through me, sometimes with actual goose bumps. This happens often when I worship God, or sometimes when I just speak about Him, or receive revelation as I study the Bible. Worship blesses me and lifts me up so much that I often feel like I must be in heaven. When I find myself struggling with the issues of life, praise and worship will usher in God’s joy, peace, and fresh hope.

    I know miracles happen today. I have seen them happen in my life and in other people’ lives, even more since this experience many years ago. Jesus is alive, awesome, and wonderful… the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is worthy of worship. Jesus is supernatural.

    I think worship is the best part of fellowship!

    Forever we do stand and sing

    Forever is today,

    Forever is not far away,

    We stand and sing.

    Also from “Worship” By Lula Adams

    If you don’t already experience God’s presence during worship, ask. Cry out to him for MORE. Seek the truth with all your heart. He is very close, waiting for you to seek more of the truth. Jesus is the truth, the way and the life.

    My picture is called Sanctification. It shows the Holy Spirit piercing the heart and moving upon a believer with transforming power.

    email contact  lula@faithcolors.com